Strictly Come Dancing Tan Tips

Vita Liberata Tanning Strictly Come Dancing

Mix sequins, salsas & spray tans and what do you get? Strictly Come Dancing! We’re delighted to be tanning the BBC Strictly stars for the first time this season, so get ready for a deep, natural-looking Vita Liberata tan with amazing contouring.

Get the Look – The Strictly Come Dancing Tan

You too can achieve a dancefloor-ready glow with the help of our VL VIP Tanner Michaella Bolder. Below, Michaella shares her Strictly Come Dancing tan tips to help you achieve that coveted 10/10 tan.

Step 1: Create a deep, natural foundation

Get The Look: Strictly Come Dancing Tan Tips

The dancers need a deep base tan that won’t budge during hours of practice, but if you don’t have time for a professional Vita Liberata Spray tan from your local salon do what I do – use a clean tan mitt to apply two generous layers of Rich Tinted Tan Lotion in circular motions all over the body. Start with the arms & torso before moving to the legs. (I always apply a cheeky second coat for a deeper colour pay off).

I always recommend tanning at the end of the day so the dancers can sleep in their tans and let the colour develop. Once it has developed (4-8 hours later) wash off the guide colour and apply Vita Liberata 24 Carat over the skin for one-night-only Strictly contours. Apply down the front of your legs and arms to highlight the limbs and across the collarbone. (Be careful of perfumed moisturising lotions as essentials oils or alcohol can strip your tan!)

Step 2: Get the Strictly Shimmer

Get the Look: Strictly Come Dancing Tan Tips

Now the fun part! To achieve the ultimate Strictly Come Dancing Tan mix one to two pumps of Capture The Light in ‘Latte’ and ‘Gold’ together between your fingers, press over the décolletage, shoulders then down the front of the legs. This will accentuate the limbs and give the tan a touch of sparkle – Strictly style.

Top Tip: Preparation is Key!

Prep your skin! The art of skin finishing is as much about the preparation as the application and is essential for a longer lasting, even tan. Remove any unwanted hair and exfoliate 24 hours before tanning (to allow the skin to recover) – I use exfoliating gloves and Vita Liberata Super Fine Skin Polish.

3. Contour Your Face

Contour Your Face: Strictly Come Dancing Tan Tips

For a finishing touch, contour the face by applying 24 Carat under the cheekbone from the ear to mid-cheek, under the tip of the nose and at the jaw-line then blend with your finger tips.

With these super simple tips you’ll master the Strictly Come Dancing tan and be looking Strictly fabulous in no time!

Michaella x


Get the Look: Shop the Strictly Golden Tan set

Now you can create the Strictly Come Dancing Tan at home with our Strictly Golden Tan set for just £20. The set includes an exclusive ‘Get the Look’ card with tan tips from Strictly Head of Tanning, Michaella Bolder. Find out more here. 

Take a look behind the scenes of Strictly Come Dancing and see which celebs have been enjoying a Vita Liberata spray tan. Remember to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest tanning news from Michaella and the Strictly stars. 

Get the Look: Strictly Come Dancing